Graham Watson MEP
Liberal Democrat Member of the European Parliament for South West England and Gibraltar
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Published on Monday 28th November 2011
Among those attending were party leader Claude Meisch and Colette Flesch, former MEP and president of ELD (the precursor of ELDR) from 1985 to 1990 and former Deputy Prime Minister of Luxembourg.
After the visit, Graham said: "It was very useful indeed to be able to exchange views on the ongoing Euro crisis with my Liberal friends and colleagues in Luxembourg. I am glad to hear that the Liberals were pleased with the outcome of the local elections earlier this month and held the mayoralty of Luxembourg city."
"In my view, this series of failed or mediocre EU summits have just gone to show that 'EPP Europe' does not have the answers for Europe. With the EPP, it is always too little, too late."
"But this should not be a source of gloom - this is an opportunity for Liberals to step in and show that we can unite Europe and that we have the courage to take the difficult decisions in times of crisis."